We’re partnering with
We began our conversation with the Tangata Whenua Collective in February 2018, talking with them about our study to improve provisions for public transport, walking and cycling through the Cameron Road corridor. In early 2020 the project team began to engage with local hapū Ngāi Tamarāwaho and Ngāti Tapu. We looked to them for collaboration and guidance from a placemaking perspective and bringing cultural aspects into the design process.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Community Liaison Group
The Community Liaison Group (CLG) was involved in the early stages of the project and was made up of representatives from the business community, residents, landowners and schools in the Stage one area of this project. The purpose of the CLG is to help make sure that this community was kept up-to-date and well informed about stage one of the project. This group of 30 helped the project design team through concept design into detailed design, working through localised concerns, and developing ideas and solutions.
Council worked closely with representatives from the University of Waikato, Emergency services (St John Ambulance, Fire and Emergency NZ, NZ Police), Council Special Interest Groups, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty, Automobile Association, Road Transport Association, National Road Carriers, Cycle Action Tauranga, NZ Bus, an active bus user, Priority One, Environment and Sustainability Forum, Smartgrowth, Living Streets Aotearoa, and the Ministry of Education.